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Twitter Blows Up With N Word After Bruins Lose

 
 
djjd62
 
Reply Thu 26 Apr, 2012 09:28 am
http://theinterrobang.com/2012/04/twitter-blows-up-with-n-word-after-bruins-lose/

Joel Ward scored the winning goal to put the Caps over the Bruins last night and the racist twitter fireworks rants exploded. Howard Bloom, editor of Sports Business News, said the reaction from Bruins fans likely doesn’t come as a shock to Ward, one of the few black players in the NHL.

screen cap of tweets at the link
 
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 26 Apr, 2012 09:36 am
@djjd62,
I just got off the phone with a colleague who plans to take the rest of the day off to tweet back at the Bruins fans. She's furious.
djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 26 Apr, 2012 09:39 am
@ehBeth,
the Opie & Anthony show once broadcast from Boston, and a lot of their friends are Boston comics and judging by the things they say and have said about the area i'm not surprised by the tweets, but it is a sad state of affairs
Irishk
 
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Reply Thu 26 Apr, 2012 10:41 am
@djjd62,
Just goes to prove there are...

http://i.qkme.me/35s8qa.jpg
panzade
 
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Reply Thu 26 Apr, 2012 11:06 am
I imagine Ward has put up with this crap for a long time. Hockey is the only sport I can think of where this is still happening.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 26 Apr, 2012 12:04 pm
@panzade,

hope ward gets traded to the bruins next year.
the true fans will welcome him with open arms, just like any other new player.

those racist A-holes can go root for a different team... or better yet, move to a different state.

freedom of speech.
maybe it ain't all it's cracked up to be...
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 26 Apr, 2012 12:12 pm
@Region Philbis,
Region Philbis wrote:
freedom of speech.
maybe it ain't all it's cracked up to be...
Does that mean u r gonna stop using it???
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 26 Apr, 2012 12:51 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
David, are you a hockey fan? what team/s do you follow?
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 26 Apr, 2012 01:09 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:
David, are you a hockey fan?
No.

ehBeth wrote:
what team/s do you follow?
None.
I don t have much interest in competitive athletics.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 26 Apr, 2012 01:20 pm
@ehBeth,
I think dave is just trying to exemplify region's statement for us beth, eh...
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 26 Apr, 2012 02:03 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
David,f you're not a hockey fan, why did you bother opening the thread?

I'm curious what caught your attention in the thread title.



<plotting avoidance strategy>
Ceili
 
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Reply Thu 26 Apr, 2012 02:20 pm
@panzade,
Not in my city. We've had several black players on the Oilers and on my kid's teams over the years it's been a rainbow of colours. This is beyond disgusting. So much for sportsmanship.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 26 Apr, 2012 02:41 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:
David,f you're not a hockey fan, why did you bother opening the thread?

I'm curious what caught your attention in the thread title.



<plotting avoidance strategy>
free speech rights, as distinct from political correctness
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 26 Apr, 2012 03:12 pm
Quote:
Joel Ward not letting tweets ruin win

Washington Capitals forward Joel Ward, one of the NHL's few black players, was the target of racial slurs on
his Twitter page after his goal 2:57 into overtime eliminated the Boston Bruins from the Stanley Cup playoffs.

But Ward, 31, told USA Today Thursday that he's never experienced racist remarks in his four seasons in the
NHL -- and that he wasn't planning to let a few hateful Twitter posts ruin what he called the biggest goal of his
career.

Ward, who was not aware of the racist comments and threats until teammate Jeff Halpern alerted him, told
USA Today the entries were "shocking to see, but it didn't ruin my day."

"Halpern just took offense that people weren't talking about the goal, (but rather) getting into racist remarks,"
Ward said, according to the report. "I think he was telling me had my back, and felt bad that (some Twitter users)
were talking about the negative side, instead of how we are moving on."

Halpern wasn't alone in supporting Ward, who said he planned to thank those who came to his defense on
Twitter and other social media, according to the report.

"I'm definitely getting a lot of support," Ward said. "There have been a lot of Boston fans who have supported
me, which is very cool to see."

The Bruins, in a statement, said the organization was "very disappointed by the racist comments that were made
following the game last night. These classless, ignorant views are in no way a reflection of anyone associated with
the Bruins organization."

The NHL also issued a brief statement, saying: "The racially charged comments distributed via digital media
following last night's game were ignorant and unacceptable. The people responsible for these comments have no
place associating themselves with our game."
(espn)
DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 26 Apr, 2012 03:12 pm
@djjd62,
I was baffled and kind of bemused until I got to the one that reads, "that nigger deserves to hang."

Kinda chilling. WTF?!?!?
DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 26 Apr, 2012 03:17 pm
@DrewDad,
Sad that so many hockey fans have the brains of a hockey puck.
djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 26 Apr, 2012 03:20 pm
@DrewDad,
yeah, that one startled me too
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 26 Apr, 2012 04:59 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
You didn't really answer my question.

Was it the reference to N word that pulled you in?

What appealed to you about the thread title?
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 26 Apr, 2012 05:41 pm
@ehBeth,
I DID answer it; I expected a fight about free speech v. political correctness,
or, to put it another way,
a fight qua old v. new paradimes of speech freedom and USURPATIONs against it.

I reject liberalism and political correctness,
in favor of perfect freedom.

Its supposed to be "the Land of the Free. . ." not the land of the liberal deviates.





David
panzade
 
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Reply Thu 26 Apr, 2012 05:47 pm
@Region Philbis,
I stand corrected. Ward says he never experienced racial bias so I take back what I said about pro hockey.

Whoops, Dave's here and somebody's thumbing down posts so I'm outta here

 

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